Way way back in the early days of Mac the platform established itself as one to be used for music production. Not just for the audiophile at home, but for serious pro music production. Macs have continued to stand out in music although PC’s have pretty much caught up. So I thought, being into all things music on Macs myself, I’d do a short series on apps I’ve found and prefer for doing things music related. This will NOT be an all-inclusive series, only what I’ve found that works, and in most cases is open source or free.
To kick this off, let’s look at audio file splitting more »
Macs are fabulous machines. From the beginning they seemed to focus on and excel in publishing and also music production. Today this is no less true although Windows has caught up generally, yet there’s still nothing like a Mac for those two types of work. Macs however are not without their own challenges. Installing Soundflower on High Sierra is one such example. more »
So you find that great song you used to love some time ago on YouTube. You always wanted that album but never had the cash, and today you’re still running short. Solution? The YouTube to MP3 Converter by MediaHuman. It’s a free app, allows basic tag editing, has iTunes support, and much more. Copy the YouTude URL and click the Paste URL button and then the download button. The app quickly downloads the video and converts it to an MP3 file. I’ve used this one for a few years and MediaHuman is continually improving it. Keep in mind you’re not going to get the same audio quality as a CD simply because of the limitations of online video, but this will keep your ears happy until that next paycheck will purchase the CD. Oh, and it runs on Windows too.
Today I wanted to figure out the name and artist of a music snippet I had that was about 10-11 seconds long. Being an iPhone user I could turn to SoundHound, except I opted to uninstall it as I didn’t use it much and it took up a lot of space on my iPhone and it didn’t seem to help me find things very often. SoundHound now offers an app for the Mac but I’m not running the latest OS so that wasn’t an option to test. Now what? more »